neutron spectrometer

neutron spectrometer

[′nü‚trän spek′träm·əd·ər]
(nucleonics)
An instrument used to determine the energies of neutrons and the relative intensities of neutrons of different energies in a neutron beam.
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Two GRS instruments are still active: the high-energy neutron detector from the Russian Space Research Institute and the neutron spectrometer from Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico.
It is outfitted with two high-resolution cameras (including one backup), a visible and near-infrared mapping spectrometer to identify minerals on the surface, and a gamma ray and neutron spectrometer, which will be used to reveal the presence of elements such as iron and hydrogen in the soil.
Moreover, recent measurements by both the XRS and MESSENGER'S neutron spectrometer have also shown that the highest iron abundances on Mercury are associated with a large region containing the highest magnesium, calcium, and sulfur contents on the surface, possibly the remains of an ancient impact basin.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Neutron Spectrometer
MESSENGER's neutron spectrometer provides a measure of average hydrogen concentrations within Mercury's radar-bright regions.
This paper discusses the capabilities and performance for this new state-of-the-art neutron spectrometer.
MESSENGER has what is called a neutron spectrometer, and it can detect hydrogen near the surface.
A neutron spectrometer aboard the Lunar Prospector detected a.
One of the instruments, known as a neutron spectrometer, determined that thousands of square miles around the moon's north and south poles are covered with craters containing millions of tons of frozen water crystals mixed with dirt.
SpaceDev's Near-Earth Asteroid Prospector which will land on an asteroid orbiting the sun between Earth and Mars will include instruments such as a neutron spectrometer and an alpha proton spectrometer.
Scientists expect the most exciting results will come from the probes neutron spectrometer, an electronic water-divining rod that will survey the moons poles for ice.
The first private sector-sponsored advanced materials instrument, a high-resolution neutron spectrometer formally known as a "30-meter small-angle neutron scattering spectrometer," or SANS, has been inaugurated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).